Chukkers, Mallets & Divots: The Sport of Kings (An Afternoon of Polo Matches)
July 22, 2007: 1:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Join fellow Chicago alumni for a casual Sunday afternoon as we watch a pair of polo matches.
Oak Brook Polo Grounds
700 Oak Brook Road
Oak Brook, Illinois
Driving Directions:The Oak Brook Polo Grounds are located in a beautiful residential area. The main entrance is at Oak Brook Road (31st Street) and Polo Drive, just west of York Road. Ideally located near major expressways in Chicago's western suburbs, Oak Brook's fine hotels and fabulous shopping are nearby.
Register By Phone: Lisa Ballard, Alumni Office Tel: 800.955.0065
K. Rizwan Kadir, '97
Polo has been played for more than 80 years at the historic Oak Brook Polo Grounds. Since its inception in 1922, world-class teams have come here every summer to play, and it is considered to be one of the top summer polo clubs in America. Professional players from the Chicago-land area, as well as around the world including Argentina, Mexico, South America, New Zealand, Australia and South Africa have played here. Our alumni groups will be treated to a private tented event with catering, an introduction to Polo followed by viewing of up to two Polo matches. This event is open to all alumni and their families. Please join us for a casual Sunday afternoon as we learn about and watch polo. On July 22nd, The Oak Brook Historical Society will host its fourth annual fundraiser for the Old Butler School Museum at Oak Brook Polo. The former two-room Butler School is being restored to provide a historic museum for the village, depicting the history of the land, its people and its development.